While the KGHS depends on donations and memberships to financially support its operation, community partnerships are also an invaluable source of support.
Bon Air Shopping Center
Due to the generous support of Bon Air Shopping Center and Andrea Schultz, the KGHS holds regular meetings, events and weekly visitor days at its Exhibit Gallery in its PopUp location in the Bon Air Shopping Center. The KGHS co-sponsors its annual “Community Day” celebration—a partnership with the Bon Air Shopping Center—to share and celebrate the history of Kentfield and Greenbrae, its local schools and community organizations.
Marin County Free Library
The Anne T. Kent California Room was an invaluable resource during the formation and research conducted in preparation for the KGHS’s 2014 Centennial Celebration of Kent Schools, as well as the publication of Dewey Livingston’s history, In The Heart of Marin: The History of Kentfield and Greenbrae, California. The MCFL co-sponsors special KGHS presentations which are held at its San Rafael location and have graciously prepared space within the ATK room to permanently house KGHS’s historical collections, both physical and electronic, for preservation and access for future generations
Kentfield School District
Kentfield Schools were the inspiration that formed the KGHS. When then superintendent, Bob Caine, began building a committee to research and create a published history of the KSD, former and then-current teachers, staff, students and community members came together to volunteer. Additionally, with the school district’s blessing and support, the KGHS planned and held a highly-attended Centennial Celebration of Kent School on the Kent campus that galvanized the greater communities’ participation. Today, KGHS continues to provide historical presentations for 3rd graders as part of the students’ curriculum. Students from both schools also participate in KGHS community events.
Kentfield Fire Department
A participant with KGHS since the planning of KGHS's 2014 Centennial Celebration of Kentfield Schools, the Kentfield Fire Department continues to support and promote KGHS events through its participation. Currently preparing to celebrate its own 100-year milestone, we want to thank our fire department for continuing to keep our community safe and informed. Also, a very special thank you goes to KGHS board member Paul Smith who served the Kentfield Fire District for 41 years before retiring in 2016. Paul is currently researching and writing a history of the fire district. (Could you please put a link the the Dec 2022 historian here?)